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Medical Term:

depressant

Pronunciation: de-pres'ant

Definition:

  1. Diminishing functional tone or activity.
  2. An agent that reduces nervous or functional activity, such as a sedative or anesthetic.

[L. de-primo, pp. -pressus, to press down]

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